Tanker crushes teenage girl to death in Niger
The teenage girl, according to the police, was trying to cross the road by a roundabout in Minna, Niger State, when the tanker rammed into her.
The deceased, who was a resident of the Barkin-Sale area, Minna, was reportedly trying to cross the road by Shiroro Roundabout when she met her unfortunate death.
Disclosing the fatal accident, Niger State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun stated: “Around 10 am on Wednesday, a Mercedes Benz vehicle with number plate SUL 140 AJ driven by one Daniel Joshua, aged 35 years of Morris Minna, was coming from Mandela Road heading to Shiroro Roundabout.
“Somewhere along the way, he drove recklessly and scratched a Toyota Yaris vehicle with number plate RJA 375 AA driven by one Abubakar Yahaya of Okada Road.
“The Mercedes vehicle reportedly refused to stop while the Toyota vehicle pursued the Benz for it to stop.
“The Benz, in the process, hit a pedestrian, Priscilla Galadima, aged 16 years of Barkin-Sale, who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro Roundabout.”
Abiodun, who said the lady was hit in the opposite lane, added, “Unfortunately, an oncoming tanker trailer with number plate JMT 576 YR driven by one Ibrahim Lawal of Jembutu Yola, ran over the deceased.”
He said that the deceased was taken to General Hospital Minna, where she was confirmed dead.
The police spokesperson further said while the drivers were arrested and taken to Tudum Wada Police Division for further investigation, the teenager’s corpse had been deposited at the Minna General Hospital’s morgue, Minna.
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